Gender & Conflict

Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

Students in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic work directly with clients in matters of divorce, custody and visitation, abuse prevention, paternity, child support, guardianship, and second parent adoptions. Under close supervision of the clinical instructor, students manage all aspects of a family law case, including counseling clients, conducting factual investigation and legal research, developing case strategies, conducting and analyzing discovery, and drafting pleadings.... Read more about Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Students in the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic work directly with clients in matters of divorce, custody and visitation, abuse prevention, paternity, child support, guardianship, and second parent adoptions. Under close supervision of the clinical instructor, students manage all aspects of a family law case, including counseling clients, conducting factual investigation and legal research, developing case strategies, conducting and analyzing discovery, and drafting pleadings.... Read more about Litigating in the Family Courts: Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic

Black Womens Voices in the #MeToo Era

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

 

When accepting the Oscar for Best Actress in 2015 Patricia Arquette said the following: 'The truth is, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are at play that do affect women, and it's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of color that we all fought for to fight for us now.... Read more about Black Womens Voices in the #MeToo Era

Gender, Sex and War (Gender and Public Policy (GAPP) Seminar)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020
The Gender and Public Policy Seminar has been designed to give students an opportunity to engage with leading-edge scholars and practitioners working to advance gender equality. Because the subject of 'gender and public policy' is too wide ranging and global to address within a single semester, we aim to focus the course each year on a 'spotlight' issue.... Read more about Gender, Sex and War (Gender and Public Policy (GAPP) Seminar)

21st Century Global Feminisms

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
If girls “run the world”, why is gender equality so hard to achieve? It has been 100 years since women gained voting rights in the US and many European countries, 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and China’s state policy of gender equality, 50 years since the transnational Women’s Liberation movement, and 25 years since the UN Beijing Declaration.... Read more about 21st Century Global Feminisms

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021
The Harvard LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (HLAC) offers students the opportunity to work directly on cutting-edge issues involving LGBTQ+ rights, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ+ community. Clinic offerings include local and national projects covering the spectrum of LGBTQ+ issues.... Read more about LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Immigration and Gender

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

The study of immigration and the study of gender often do not intersect. This is despite the fact that scholars in both fields of study focus on questions concerning cultural membership and equal citizenship and the processes that produce social inequality. The goal of this course is to reinvigorate the linkages between gender and immigration.... Read more about Immigration and Gender

Title IX: Sports, Sex and Equality on Campus

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020
Title IX of the Civil Rights Act promises equal access to educational opportunities. This has been one of the most dynamic areas of civil rights activism in the recent past, and promises to remain so. Under the Obama Administration, protecting students from sex assault was a capstone priority. Such efforts may not remain a high priority in the new administration.... Read more about Title IX: Sports, Sex and Equality on Campus

Global Feminisms

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

Feminism shapes the world we live in today. Debates about women's and sexual rights define almost every public debate today -- from sexual harassment, to electoral politics, to development, public health, human rights, and political protest. But when, and where, did ideas of women's equal rights and liberation emerge? This course digs into the deep history of feminism from a global perspective.... Read more about Global Feminisms

Sex, Money, and Power in the Postcolonial World

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

With globalization, sex-everywhere-has become more central to who we are as citizens and consumers, how we gain rights and resources, and how we relate to others as members of a specific race, ethnicity, region, or culture. Worldwide, states invest or disinvest in people according to how they have sex, adopt gender identities, or sustain sexual morality.... Read more about Sex, Money, and Power in the Postcolonial World

Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2020

When accepting the Oscar for Best Actress in 2015 Patricia Arquette said the following: 'The truth is, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are at play that do affect women, and it's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of color that we all fought for to fight for us now.' This course examines why such statements are part of a larger and longer tradition of disappearing black women and why they are popular in the cultural zeitgeist.... Read more about Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era

2020 Nov 05

Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Hosted Online

Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan | Founder and Director, Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative

How do we root our analysis of violent women in the perspective of the female fighters who demand to be seen as political actors? While much has been rightly made of the surge of women in electoral politics, the female fighter reclaims women’s place in another form of political life: on the battlefield and in the streets. Based on nearly two decades of interviews with women in the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, the FARC in Colombia, and elsewhere I argue that the erasure of the female fighter from narratives on gender and power is not only dangerous, but also anti-feminist. Viewing the female fighter in all her complexity reveals the myriad of external forces that threaten the existence of the woman who eventually takes up arms: the violent advances of state soldiers and the policymakers that hold the line;  the cultural constraints that hold her captive to trauma; the violence at home and the guns on the streets that she will eventually fight to reclaim. Each encircling her, reinforcing the other -- until she makes the radical choice to break-through. 

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